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Villa sign Chicago striker Duran in £18m deal

Published on: 23 January 2023

Jhon Duran was a regular starter for Chicago Fire in the second half of the 2022 MLS season

Aston Villa have signed teenage Colombia striker Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire in an £18m deal.

Duran, 19, has scored eight goals and set up six more in 28 appearances for Chicago.

Villa will pay £14.75m for Duran, who has three caps for Colombia, and a potential £3.3m in add-ons.

He becomes Unai Emery's second signing at the club and follows the arrival of full-back Alex Moreno for £13.2m from Real Betis earlier this month.

The forward will compete for a starting role with striker Ollie Watkins, who has scored five goals this season, after the departure of Danny Ings to West Ham.

Villa are 11th in the Premier League having won three of their last four league matches.

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